Snapshot: The reach of U.S. Army Europe

April 2, 2012

By U.S. Army Europe Public Affairs


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    Lt. Gen. Mark Hertling (lt), Commander of US Army Europe, walks with Lt. Gen Zbigniew Glowienka, Polish Land Forces Commander, after listening to a briefing about Bagram XI at Kielce, Poland.

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    1st. Lt. Dustin Dunbar from 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team prepares to attach a sling load to a Bulgarian Air Force AS532 Cougar helicopter during a training exercise with Bulgarian forces at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany, March 14. Photo by Spc. Tristan Bolden

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    Dr. Darko Nisavic of the Montenegrin emergency medical team gets hoisted up by U.S. Army Sgt. Joseph Campbell from 12th Combat Aviation Brigade during a humanitarian assistance mission to aid Montenegrins stranded by severe weather Feb. 23. Photo by Spc. Lorenzo Ware.

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    U.S. Army Europe commander Lt. Gen. Mark Hertling (center) joins Lt. Gen. Claudio Graziano, Italy’s Land Forces commander (second from left), and Col. Bryan Rudacille, commander of USAREUR's Joint Multinational Training Command (left), for a group photo in Grafenwoehr, Germany, during Graziano's visit to USAREUR, March 5-6.

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    Polish and U.S. soldiers stand in formation at the closing ceremony for the Bagram XI exercise. Bagram XI is a biannual exercise that test and certify that the Polish Task Force White Eagle members are ready for their mission in Afghanistan. Photo by Richard Bumgardner.

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    PODGORICA, Montenegro -- Capt. Terry Hill, a pilot with 1st Battalion, 214th Aviation Regiment, gives a stuffed toy to a local girl during an open house here where locals where provided the chance to see the equipment U.S. forces brought with them for their humanitarian assistance mission Feb. 26. Photo by Staff Sgt. Joel Salgado.

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    Maj Gen Jerzy Biziewski, 2nd Corps Commander of the Polish land Forces, gives a briefing on Bagram XI exercise to senior Polish and U.S. leaders at Kielce, Poland. Photo by Richard Bumgardner.

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    Second Lt. John Dearing, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Czech army 2nd Lt. Martina Huskova and Capt. Jaroslav Dorko plan a mission during a training exercise at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany, March 10, 2012. (Photo by Spc. Evangelia Grigiss)

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    1st Lt. Jonathan Newey, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, and Jordanian army Maj. Nabeel Abu-Hidib discuss battle plans during a training exercise at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany, March 10, 2012. Photo by Spc. Evangelia Grigiss.

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    Soldiers with U.S. Army Europe's 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team listen to a Bulgarian air crew member explain how to attach a sling load to a Bulgarian Eurocopter AS 532 Cougar helicopter, during a training exercise at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany, March 8. Photo by Spc. Tristan Bolden.

HEIDELBERG, Germany -- Because of U.S. Army Europe's location, U.S. Soldiers and civilians are able to interact with large numbers of foreign militaries and routinely integrate coalition building and maintenance activities. This slideshow is a snapshot of training events and real world missions in Europe during the past two months.

This regular multinational training increases military proficiency, and creates trust and understanding between the Soldiers and leaders of Europe and the U.S.

Besides hundreds of smaller military-to military interactions, U.S. Army Europe participates in numerous large, named multinational landpower exercises. These ensure interoperability with current, and potential, coalition partners, and for working out possible mission command issues including computer network and communications interoperability.

USAREUR provides key units and personnel for the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan; trains with partner European nations land forces; and most recently supported Operation Unified Protector in Libya.

The mission in Europe has changed dramatically since the 1980s, and so has USAREUR. Down in size 80%, the command is tailored in Eurasia to train, deploy, and support U.S. national objectives across the U.S. European Command (EUCOM) 51 country area of responsibility from Italy to Russia, and Denmark to Azerbaijan, and including Israel. Te command also provides essential support to AFRICOM and CENTCOM.


About us: U.S. Army Europe is uniquely positioned to advance American strategic interests across Eurasia and has unparalleled capability to prevent conflict, shape the environment and, if necessary, win decisively. The relationships we build during more than 1000 theater security cooperation events in more than 40 countries each year lead directly to support for multinational contingency operations around the world, strengthen regional partnerships, and enhance global security.